Improvements In DNA Technology Lead NC Police To Make Arrest In Series Of Cold-Case Rapes

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Source: Fayetteville police; MEGA

Dec. 15 2022, Published 11:15 a.m. ET

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Improvements in DNA technology allowed police to say they arrested the man suspected in a series of cold-case rapes and kidnappings.

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On Dec. 14, police in Fayetteville, North Carolina, announced the arrest of Christopher James McMillan, 38. He faces several charges, including three counts of first-degree rape.

He is being held in jail on $200,000 bond.

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Police said McMillan was identified in a series of kidnap and rape cases from 2007, according to Fayetteville police. He offered his victims rides, then took them to a secluded location to assault them, police said.

The initial investigations went unsolved due to limitations in DNA technology, police said.

But the department recently submitted assault kits from the case for further testing thanks to a grant. That led to McMillian being identified as the suspect, police said.


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